Nicole Marie Tagle. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission Facebook pageArcher Nicole Marie Tagle settled for silver in the individual women’s recurve, bowing to Diananda Choirunisa of Indonesia in the gold medal match in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.Engaged in a tight battle, the final went down to the fifth set before the 15-year-old Dumaguete native yielded to the top-seeded Choirunisa, 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Uichico, Gilas confident as PH shoots for 18th basketball gold SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Tagle earlier beat Myanmar’s Thida New in the semifinals, 6-2, to assure herself of the podium finish.It was still a triumphant campaign for Tagle, who gave the Philippines its second silver medal in the biennial meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMale standouts Luis Gabriel Moreno and Florante Matan missed out on advancing to the semifinals of the individual men’s recurve.Rogelio Miguel Tremedal, Mark Javier, Pia Elizabeth Biduare, Kareel Meer Hongitan, and Mary Queen Ybañez all failed to progress to the quarterfinals. View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding
Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netJoshua Pacio is likely on his way to a title shot if he goes on to hurdle his Chinese opponent Min Qiang Lan in the co-main event of ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.But as much as the Filipino strawweight contender wants to get his hands on the gold, he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself especially with a big bout coming up against a dangerous opponent.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “Of course, I want the belt but for me, right now, I’m not thinking about getting a title shot just yet,” Pacio told INQUIRER.net in Filipino on Tuesday.“I still need to gain more experience for me to get to the level of champions,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPacio is supposed to fight Pongsiri Misatit, but the Thai was forced to withdraw due to an injury.ONE announced the opponent change on Friday, giving Pacio’s camp less than two weeks to adjust their game plan. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding But Pacio isn’t concerned with the sudden change.“I’m not worried because fighters in the international stage are expected to cope up with the changes and that’s how fighters’ mentality should be,” Pacio said.Pacio said there are similarities between his initial foe and replacement in terms of their strengths which is striking, but added that Lan is the more lethal striker than the two.“We saw a video of one of Lan’s fights and he’s better than Pongsiri in striking so I prepared really hard in training and that’s what I’m going to showcase on Friday.”ADVERTISEMENT
Really? Man Utd yet to approach anyone over technical director jobby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are still to hold talks with any potential new technical director.Indeed, they’re yet to approach a candidate over the vacant technical director job.The Telegraph says United’s search is continuing but there is an expectation it will be one of the club’s former players.It is believed the club want someone who can quickly understand the club.Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has been heavily linked with a return. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former Ohio State football player has taken to Twitter to call out an ESPN college football analyst.Former Buckeyes’ running back/wide receiver Dontre Wilson called out Joey Galloway, who starred at Ohio State, too.Wilson didn’t seem to be happy with what Galloway was saying on ESPN today.@Joey_Galloway Bruh Be acting like he Went to Fichigan Or something . Don’t never be holding it down for @OhioStateFB— Dontre Wilson (@treydayy_) December 2, 2018Galloway responded:“I’m paid to be a national analyst & be objective.Clearly you can’t think it makes sense that Jesse rep Florida,Pollack rep Georgia,Rece Alabama and me & Herb OSU? What exactly would that show look like?” he tweeted.I’m paid to be a national analyst & be objective.Clearly you can’t think it makes sense that Jesse rep Florida,Pollack rep Georgia,Rece Alabama and me & Herb OSU? What exactly would that show look like? https://t.co/h8kFFztPFB— joey galloway (@Joey_Galloway) December 2, 2018Wilson then responded, too:We both know you gotta do what you have to in order to keep your Job. That’s the furthest thing away from what im getting at . It just feels like no one on CFBL Respects @OhioStateFB even the Alum. You feel me?— Dontre Wilson (@treydayy_) December 2, 2018No I don’t feel you when you mention where I went to school as if it should affect the way I do my JOB. Now that you are no longer at OSU I would expect you to understand being a professional.— joey galloway (@Joey_Galloway) December 2, 2018It’s certainly been a frustrating day for Buckeye Nation, as 12-1 Ohio State missed the College Football Playoff.
WASHINGTON, United States of America – It’s a refrain frequently heard in Canada: That ending NAFTA wouldn’t change much in economic relations with the United States, because the countries could simply pull their older agreement off the shelf, dust it off, and persist in trade without tariffs.It’s also wrong, some analysts say.A few people interviewed this week disputed the idea that the original Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement of 1987 would automatically snap back into place if NAFTA disappears, an increasingly relevant topic as hostilities mount in the trilateral trade talks.“That’s so naive,” said Sarah Goldfeder, a former U.S. diplomat in Mexico and Canada who is following the trade negotiations at Earnscliffe Strategy Group in Ottawa, on the idea of an automatic snap-back.“You’d have to re-implement (the original agreement).”That would raise new challenges, she said. First of all, she said the current American political climate would not make for an easy re-implementation. She said there would be demands for a renegotiation within the U.S., and the parties would soon be back at the table struggling with many of the same sticking points.“There’s no way this (Trump) administration would do this (re-implementation) without negotiating a new agreement,” she said.“So you’re still going to have to negotiate all the same irritants.”The current talks have become bogged down amid huge gaps between the countries — and not only in material things like dairy, automobiles, and public works’ Buy American rules, but in basic philosophical differences on the architecture of a trade deal.The Trump administration’s proposals would make it easy to cancel the agreement within five years, and hard for countries to count on stable long-term access to each other’s markets.The president says he’ll cancel NAFTA if he can’t get a deal.Insiders now view termination as a real possibility, raising unprecedented procedural questions — like what the rules are for cancelling a trade deal and, of particular importance to Canadians, what the rules are for reviving an old one.The suspension of the old agreement was signalled in diplomatic notes exchanged between the countries. The 1993 notes were brief and vaguely worded. The countries complimented each other on their new deal with Mexico, and confirmed that each would make separate arrangements to suspend the old deal.The American suspension is laid out in Section 107 of the law implementing NAFTA in that country in 1994. The earlier deal negotiated by Brian Mulroney and Ronald Reagan was to be suspended, and, according to the law, it would remain suspended until such time as that suspension might be “terminated.”It doesn’t define how you “terminate” a suspension. But a trade consultant who two decades ago advised Canada’s parliamentary committee on NAFTA implementation said it obviously requires someone to do something.“It’s been suspended. Somebody has to un-suspend it,” Peter Clark said.That someone could be Congress. And even if Congress does successfully vote to re-introduce the old FTA, its vote would either require the approval of President Donald Trump, or an overwhelming, two-thirds majority vote in Congress to overcome a presidential veto.A Washington trade expert says lawmakers could also try sneaking bits of trade legislation into larger bills — it’s a common practice in American lawmaking to tack on unrelated items to a bill.But Eric Miller says his own congressional sources have already told him: American lawmakers would expect a vote on any FTA re-implementation. He’s warning Canadians now — over what he calls a dangerous complacency that there’s some insurance policy if NAFTA dies.“I think it’s highly questionable that this insurance policy will pay out, and pay out in full, in the case of an accident,” he said.“I’m highly doubtful the agreement would come back into place and everyone would be fine with it… If Congress believes they’re going to have to vote on it, then they’re going to have to vote on it.”The U.S. Constitution, after all, gives Congress the power over international commercial agreements. Historically, Congress has merely lent that power to the president, and worked out a compromise set of rules known as fast-track legislation.Now some analysts suggest the Congress could try wresting back its rightful power, block any Trump effort to cancel NAFTA, and avoid all this uncertainty over the 1993 deal, the 1987 deal, and trade in general.But a former U.S. trade czar expresses some doubt this will happen.Barack Obama’s trade representative Michael Froman points to the track record of this current Congress — which has failed to pass a single piece of policy legislation of any significance.“I think it would require a lot of action, a lot of consensus in Congress. And that may emerge,” Froman told the Council on Foreign Relations this week.“But so far, there haven’t been a lot of profiles in courage.”The end of free trade in North America would leave new tariffs averaging 3.5 per cent in the U.S., 4.2 in Canada, and 7.1 in Mexico. Some analysts say that would reduce Canada’s GDP by about 2.5 per cent on a long-term basis.
VANCOUVER – Special weather alerts and warnings have been posted for most areas of British Columbia as a heat wave moves into the province.Environment Canada says sun and very warm air are in the forecast for the next few days as a strong ridge of high pressure envelops B.C.It says temperatures will jump about 12 to 14 degrees above average for the middle of June.Highs are expected to reach the low 30s in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, while in the Interior, temperatures are expected to hit about 35 C.Heat warnings have also been issued for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Fort Nelson, and the Cariboo and Peace River regions.Environment Canada says the heat risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults and people with chronic illnesses or those working outdoors.
Rabat – A local official of the Spanish Red Cross is accused of sexually abusing three Moroccan minors.Joaquim Homs, who was the president of the Red Cross in the city of Banyoles located in the province of Girona in northeastern Catalonia, is suspected of sexually abusing three young Moroccans between 2006 and 2011 in exchange for employment and status legalization.According to Spanish media reports, the victims claim that Joaquim Homs had been forcing the three minors into sleeping naked with him. He also kissed them and touched their genitals. According to Spanish website 20minutos, one of the victim said that the suspect used to tell them that the “touching and kissing were normal, that they love them and was the only who could help them.The victim added that Homs did what “he wanted with them” and took advantage of the fact that they depended on him for their livelihood in the country.Most of the abuses took place in his home, but also in the offices of the Red Cross and even inside ambulances.The same source added that the prosecutor requested 18 years in prison for the former Red Cross local official on three counts of sexual abuse and child prostitution. He could also pay a fine of 7,200 euros and 9,000 euros to the three victims as a compensation.
BBC programmes could be revolutionised by a new pilot project to turn everyday devices like smartphones and iPads into an instant surround sound systems at home. The corporation’s research and development arm is working on new technology which will give a similar effect to being at the cinema or a live concert.It could allow horror movie viewers to hear the sound of footsteps creeping up behind them, or nature lovers experience the sound of an animal running past on a documentary. Or it could even switch a programme to less scary sounds if a child is in the room. Although surround sound systems already exist for television, they are expensive and the BBC wanted to see if it was possible to mimic the effect using speakers already in household objects.The system could tap into audio enabled fridges, or electronic assistants like Alexa. It could even make lightbulbs flicker to simulate a storm. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “I think some of the soundscapes that you get on Doctor Who would lend itself well. “We have each character coming from a different speaker so it sounds more like a real conversation in a room, you can imagine that for a panel show or a comedy.”The project is partly funded by the government’s research council and is a joint venture with the University of Surrey.Dr Philip Jackson of Surrey said it could also improve traditional audio dramas like The Archers.“Some of the things we are doing is with ambient sounds so if you happen to be out in the fields, or inside the dairy of the pub, you can help to create that atmosphere and you have the option to put spot effects, like the bleat of a sheep, or birds. “Sound has the power to draw you inside a story, to envelope you and to move you. “Without telling you to buy a load of new loudspeakers or how you should set out your living room, we’ve combined new audio technologies to make it easier for you to have more immersive experience at home.”The new technology can be trialled at https://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/pilots/vostok The technology could work well with Doctor Who, the BBC said Credit:Sophie Mutevelian/PA Wire Dr Jon Francombe, of the BBC’s R&D department said: “This project is about giving people excellent sound experiences that are immersive [and] transportive in their living rooms.“If you look in most people’s living rooms there are lots of devices with loudspeakers, your telly has two built in, your mobile phone, your tablet, maybe there is a smart speaker in the corner, and games consoles and they are likely to be connected to the internet which means we can get a signal to them. “So we have spent a couple of years thinking about how can we harness the devices in the living room so we can use them to produce something better than the telly.“We’re adding to the immersive experience which you can’t get with just a pair or loud speakers in front of you.”Under the new scheme, viewers are able to pair their smartphone or tablet to a programme using a QR code and the technology then tells them where to place the device.The researchers say it will go one stage further than traditional surround sound by adding new noises or even commentary which would not be on the original programme. Users would also no longer need to be sitting directly in arc of speakers to get the best effect. “Wind and weather noises could be more surrounding, then we also use it for spot effects that we can position in the room and extra content,” added Dr Francombe. The first audio drama using the new technology – called The Vostok-K Incident – was launched at the British Science Festival which can be trialled on the BBC’s website using up to 20 devices at a time. If successful, the BBC wants to create new programmes using the technology and even retrofit old dramas.
The Met has said it takes the allegations seriously and is cooperating fully with the IOPC investigation An investigation that was launched into claims that a police officer had sex with a member of the public at a police station has now widened and is looking allegations of bullying, violence, racism, misogyny and the illegal use of steroids among officers.The police watchdog began an inquiry last year following claims of inappropriate behaviour by an officer based at Charing Cross Police Station in central London.The officer had allegedly had sex with a vulnerable member of the public in the station in February 2016.But the incident only came to light when text messages were discovered during an internal Scotland Yard probe into another matter.The Independent Office for Police Conduct was called in and also began examining whether some of the officer’s colleagues had been aware of the incident at the time but had failed to report it.However the investigation has been dramatically expanded amid claims of a string of further serious and wide ranging allegations.These include bullying, inappropriate behaviour towards other officers, violence towards women, taking advantage of vulnerable people and the use of controlled substances including steroids. Eight police constables and two police sergeants who served with a unit based in central London are under investigation and some of the officers have undergone drug testing due to the allegations about steroid use.IOPC Regional Director, Sal Naseem said: “These are very serious allegations and it is vital for public confidence that these are independently investigated.We are committed to using our enforcement powers to root out officers whose conduct undermines the public’s confidence in policing and who should not be wearing the uniform.”There is no indication this is part of any wider teams within the station but our overarching report will consider the wider culture and team.“We would also like to hear from other officers at Charing Cross station, or the wider public, who may be able to provide valuable information to our investigation.”A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The MPS takes all allegations of wrong-doing extremely seriously and is fully cooperating with the IOPC investigation.” Investigators from the IOPC are also looking at claims that officers used racist, misogynistic and discriminatory language and perverting the course of justice by deleting messages that were relevant to the criminal investigation. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
A South Australian Labor backbencher who spent almost $12,500 on a taxpayer-funded trip to Greece with her husband to attend ANZAC ceremonies earlier this year, has defended her actions, telling Neos Kosmos that implied criticisms of her made in the national press recently were unfair. Last week, The Australian newspaper ran a critical story on the MP, Ms Leesa Vlahos, who in May spent more than three weeks touring Greece with her husband, George (who is of Greek descent), to represent the SA government at events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Greece and Battle of Crete. Airfares for Ms Vlahos and her husband George totalling $4,227 were paid, and the MP also received per diem payments adding up to $8,240 for the 23 day trip. Ms Vlahos, who has recently been promoted to Parliamentary Secretary to the SA Premier, says the payments were in line with standard SA parliamentary entitlements for overseas travel. The SA government is currently conducting a review into MP travel expenses after public pressure resulting from an alleged travel rort by Education Minister Grace Portolesi.Ms Portolesi flew her seven-year-old daughter business class to India in April 2011 on a work trip, at a cost of $7000 to the tax-payer. The incident forced SA Premier Jay Weatherill to order a review of travel entitlements for state MPs when accompanied by a spouse or family member. Ms Vlahos defended her trip’s costs (including the costs for her husband), saying it was supported by many ANZAC veterans and members of her Taylor electorate. “On my return I went to veterans’ groups, the service clubs in the community and I’ve only had positive feedback that our Anzacs had been honoured,” said Ms Vlahos. The MP told Neos Kosmos that her objective, other than to represent the premier at the anniversary was to remind people of the ANZAC sacrifice in Greece “that has never been really understood in the Australian psyche.” “I’ve never hidden the fact that my husband accompanied me and it’s a legitimate part of my entitlements. I have a number of Greek people in my electorate and they’ve not been upset, and neither have the veterans. Not one person in South Australia has asked me to justify this.” On her return from Greece, Ms Vlahos set up a Parliamentary Friends of Greece Group in the SA Parliament, acting on one of the recommendations included in her official report of her visit. The report is available to view on the SA Parliamentary website. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
After last week’s column where I asked for your thoughts on why there’s so little engagement with superannuation, I got a lot of responses and the clear message that comes through is one of ownership and confidence. Firstly, because the superannuation guarantee is siphoned off from an employee’s pay packet – into a superannuation account – Australians have little sense of ownership. It feels like a tax; it feels like something the government takes rather than something that employees actually own. Secondly, those who responded made the emphatic point that it’s hard to have confidence in a system that’s supposed to be our long term retirement savings but is seen as a short-term proposition by governments. ‘Stop changing the rules’ seems to be the clear signal to governments. Moreover, there are deeper problems in retirement savings as I discovered this week when I found myself in a small group of high achieving people, whose ages ran from 25 to 74. As we spoke it became apparent that superannuation was as hard to engage with in this group as with any. In other words, a general disengagement from super is as prevalent in high achievers as it is for anyone, and in all age groups. The younger people I was speaking with were embarrassed that they weren’t more interested – none of them felt they had a good grasp on planning for their future. The more mature folks admitted they only became interested on the verge of retirement and urged the youngsters to become interested now. The people in between – in their forties – were pushing to do the best they could with the time they had left. Interestingly, among these high earners, the ones who didn’t have an adviser had no little knowledge about how to find one, or more importantly, how to find one who they could trust. In my mind, the most important part of retirement planning is to take the responsibility and to take action. Responsibility and Action. Once you’ve established these two things, you don’t have to leap further into super if it doesn’t make sense to you. There are other ways to provide for retirement, such as share portfolios, building a business and investing in property. I happen to think that the tax benefits and security of superannuation is a compelling reason to use this system, especially since the law requires a certain amount of your income is invested in super anyway. Nevertheless, the important thing is to accept that it’s your responsibility to provide for your retirement, and with life expectancies increasing, you should be looking at providing for 30 years of living rather than 20. And having taken this responsibility – your money, your retirement, your investments – then you have to take action: find an adviser, establish what you need to do, and do it. Don’t be embarrassed. Embarrassment makes people duck the obvious questions and avoid making decisions. Embarrassment makes people procrastinate and that’s no way to approach retirement planning. It’s your retirement and it’s your money. So, be active, be responsible and take action before it’s too late. Talk to me on Twitter at @markbouris. * Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Markonmark.email@example.com with any queries you may have or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
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Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 7, 2016 – Around 3:31 PM a report was made to the 911 Centre reporting that gunshots were heard in the area of Times Square located on Aviation Drive.As a result, police responded to the area of Time Square where they were directed to a car wash located behind the Library. They were informed that a number of gun-shots were fired and a male received gunshot wounds. The victim, a 27-year-old male of the Dominican Republic was rushed to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre by friends where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.This is an active investigation and early indications suggestion that the motive for the shooting is robbery, further information would be given once received.Police are seeking the assistance of persons who may have information or seen what took place to please call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc, Chalk Sound Police Station 338-5901/941-8067. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.
New Delhi : Two senior Enforcement Directorate officials working on attaching the properties of Maoists in Bihar and Jharkhand have come on the radar of the extremists, official sources said. According to senior ED sources, one of the two officials is of the rank of a Joint Director and the other works under him. The sources said this information was received from the Intelligence Bureau. Also Read – Shia Waqf Board claims right over disputed Ayodhya land Advertise With Us The ED has attached properties of several Maoist leaders in Bihar and Jharkhand in the last one and a half years. This, the sources said, has irked the Maoists. The sources said the intelligence report spoke about avenging the action of the agency officials. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the ED are probing cases of funding of Maoists in several districts of Jharkhand and Bihar. Also Read – Key aide of PM opts outof service Advertise With Us On February 5 last year, the ED attached properties worth Rs 86 lakh of a top Maoist leader for violating the money laundering act. The agency attached the properties of Sandeep Yadav alias Vijay Yadav alias Rupeshji alias Badka Bhaiya, who was in charge of the Madhya Zone of the Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee of CPI-Maoist. On November 21, the agency attached movable and immovable property to the tune of Rs 77 lakh of top Maoist leader Binay Yadav alias Muradji.
BNP leader Barkat Ullah Bulu briefs newsmen after meeting the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, at his office on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloMain opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday sarcastically thanked the election commission for “holding the Gazipur mayoral polls the way the Awami League-led government wanted”.A delegation of the BNP met the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, at his office at EC secretariat in the city’s Agargaon area and “thanked” the commission.Gazipur went to the polls on Tuesday to elect the mayor and councillors of its city corporation with two arch rival parties — AL and BNP – contesting hard to win the polls.After the meeting, the BNP delegation chief Barkat Ullah Bulu voiced the party’s dismay at the way the elections were held.“The election commission buried democracy by holding a stage-managed election in Gazipur. They don’t want to accept any allegation anymore,” said Barkat Ullah Bulu.He mentioned that the commission had taken ‘no actions’ about various complaints that were raised even during the Khulna polls.“The BNP’s mayoral candidate in Gazipur raised as much as 110 specific complaints and the commission assured him of investigating the matter. The commission held the election keeping the person [in the same position] against whom allegations were made.”The BNP’s joint secretary general Moazzem Hossain Alal, who was with the delegation, said, “We lodge the complaints with the election commission, but replies come either from the AL leaders Obaidul Quader or HT Imam.”
File photo: AFPA man opened fire on passersby in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring at least four African migrants in an attack that might be racially motivated, local media reported.The mayor of Macerata, located about 200 km (125 miles) east of Rome, appealed to locals to remain indoors.“Stay at home until further notice. There is an armed man in a car who is shooting in the city,” Mayor Romano Carancini said in a statement posted on local Facebook sites.The shootings happened just days after the body of an 18-year-old Italian woman was discovered cut up and hidden in two suitcases. A Nigerian migrant has been arrested in connection with the death.The website of newspaper Corriere della Sera said a man fired from a car window at two young African migrants shortly after 11:00 am (1000 GMT) Saturday, injuring one of them. A short while later another migrant and an African woman were shot.It was not clear how serious were their injuries.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uOur regular contributors Taya Graham and Stephen Janis (The Mod Squad), of The Real News Network take a look back at 2015; one of the most tumultuous years in Baltimore’s history. Topics include: The death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent uprising, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, the city’s record number of homicides, plus 21st century Jim Crow in Pocomoke City, Maryland.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
The Toys for Joy distribution kicked off on Monday evening (December 19). The dynamic and friendly team visited Môrester Children’s Home, where they handed out gifts, sweet hampers and food hampers. Wors rolls were also provided to all the children at the home.Today (December 20), we will be going out to: Ajantha Crescent, Benares, Centenary Road, Gazza Place, Jantha Crescent, Klipbank Road and Meena Place.Then, on Wednesday, we will head out to: Bengal Road, Coleus Drive, Freesia Road, Iris Crescent, Saffa Street, Surat Road, Willow Drive, Diamana Road and Residency Road.Thursday, December 22, will take us to: Ben Schoeman, Camp Road, Caravan Park, Carbineer Road, College Road, Cosmos Crescent (Limit Hill), Deborah Court, Drift Road, Hillview Road, Shearer Road, Hyde Road, Jan Smuts, Jasmyn, Oswald Rapson and Schoon Street.Don’t forget to hoot and wave when you see the team dressed in red this evening!DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
CORUM links its name to the world’s most important regatta on an inland lake by becoming Presenting Sponsor of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, which will commence on June 12. Reaffirming its commitment to sailing, CORUM is continuing its history and expanding its presence in the sailing sponsorship arena.The Bol d’Or Mirabaud, currently in its 72nd year, is unlike any other regatta in the world. The legendary race is a place where sailing stars are mixed with non-professional sailors, and the event is the pride of the Lake Geneva region and delights sailing enthusiasts.Organized for the first time in 1939, this large nautical festival has become one of the greatest classics of the international regatta calendar. Each year, nearly six hundred sailboats and champions from all over Europe meet at the starting line, in the company of more than 3,000 participants from all backgrounds, having their passion for sailing in common.CORUM is very pleased to be associated with this major event. This partnership is completely consistent with existing partnerships and is in line with the brand’s primary goal which is to create long-term value.The Bol d’Or has indeed become one of the favorite venues of the Okalys-Corum team who won the regatta twice in the past five years (in 2005 and 2007). It is also to be noted that at the time of these two victories, the skipper alongside Nicolas Grange was Loïck Peyron, CORUM’s new ambassador. With his breathtaking list of accomplishments, the Frenchman, who is regarded as one of the greatest sailors, keeps a unique memory of his past participation in this regatta: « To win the lake’s most popular regatta is quite an achievement. Before I used to follow it from a distance, but in 2005 when we won it for the first time, Nicolas Grange presented us with a small replica of the highly coveted trophy. It still takes pride of place on my desk.This new partnership is strengthening the brand’s ties not only to amazing sailors such as Ben Ainslie and Loïck Peyron but also to prestigious sailing events such as the Grand Prix Corum, which this year will be the final race in the Challenge Julius Baer, taking place on September 17, 18 and 19.In order to celebrate this partnership, CORUM will launch a limited edition “Admiral’s Cup Chronograph 48 Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2010 “ of 35 pieces. The special edition of the brand’s iconic model famous for its dodecagonal bezel and a dial decorated with nautical pennants, will play with the colors of the regatta which are Blue and Gold. The model will symbolize the partnership by becoming the official watch of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud and one of these limited edition timepieces will be presented to the winning team of the Bol d’Or and the Bol de Vermeil.CORUM CEO Antonio Calce said: The rebirth of the CORUM brand, which has expressed itself by returning to its roots, has naturally brought us to support the sailing world to which we have always had a strong connection. I am proud to associate CORUM with the historical regatta of the Bol d’Or. Today we build our future in continuity as in 1994, the Corum boat that participated in the 56th edition of the Bol d’Or won the monohull class competition and still holds the record in this category (Bol d’Or Vermeil). We therefore are looking forward to participating in this great adventure of which values cherished by CORUM, such as authenticity and passion, are also the key words of the event.Managing Partner and Member of the Executive Committee of Mirabaud, Antonio Palma, added: Every year we look forward to the unique event that is the Bol d’Or Mirabaud. At the 72nd regatta, we are pleased to welcome CORUM by our side as presenting sponsor. We anticipate that the future of this collaboration will bring great rewards to all parties during one of the most important sporting events in Geneva.Bol d’Or Mirabaud Organization Committee President, Michel Glaus, said: As the world’s most important regatta on an inland lake, the Bol d’Or has always been able to count on very prestigious partners. The 2010 regatta will not be an exception as the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is pleased to welcome CORUM as the new “presenting sponsor”, alongside our title sponsor, Mirabaud private bank. We look forward to our future collaboration with this renowned watchmaking company, long known for its strong identification with the world of international sailing.While passion, determination and innovation are associated with CORUM’s image today, it is mainly shared values that are at the heart of this partnership. The magnificent adventure will take place June 11-13, 2010.THE BOL D’OR MIRABAUD The racecourse is as simple as it can get: Genève – Le Bouveret – Genève. There is only one mark on the course, halfway through the race (at Le Bouveret).The real time winner of the Genève-Le Bouveret-Genève race wins the Bol d’Or Challenge, which is presented each year, however if it is won three times in the previous five years by the same owner, it can be kept by the winner indefinitely. Only three boats have achieved this in over 70 years of the regatta: the Marie-José II owned by Horace Julliard (1961, 1962 and 1963), the Altaïr IX owned by Philippe Stern (1980, 1982 and 1984) and Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi (1997, 2000 and 2001). The Bol de Vermeil Trophy rewards exclusively the first monohull to cross the finishing line. As for the Bol d’Or Challenge, it has to be won three times in five years to be awarded indefinitely.www.corum.ch